Udayavni Special

Amit Shah to Visit West Bengal on Nov 5-6, Discuss 2021 Assembly Poll Strategy

PTI, Oct 31, 2020, 2:59 PM IST

In a fillip to the West Bengal unit of the BJP ahead of the 2021 assembly elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be on a two-day visit to the state from November 5 to take stock of the party’s organisational matters, sources said. In a late-night development on Friday, West Bengal BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu said the scheduled visit of its national president J P Nadda from November 6 stood cancelled.

“J P Nadda Ji’s visit stands cancelled as of now. It has been decided that Amit Shah ji will be in West Bengal on a two-day visit from November 5. “He is likely to visit Medinipur organisational district on November 5 and on the next day he will meet party leaders in the state. The schedule has not been finalised as of now,” Basu said.

After the ongoing Bihar Assembly elections, electoral battle lines will be drawn in West Bengal, where the polls are likely to be held in April-May next year. Shah will look into various organisational aspects and discuss the party’s strategy for the upcoming assembly elections, BJP national general secretary and in-charge of Bengal, Kailash Vijayvargiya, said.

“It will be more or less indoor programmes. There are chances that he might address a press conference in Kolkata,” he said. During the visit, Shah, along with senior party leaders such as Vijayvargiya, vice-president Mukul Roy and state president Dilip Ghosh, will interact with booth and district-level leaders, sources said.

Although Shah had addressed a virtual rally for West Bengal earlier this year, this will be his first visit to the state after the coronavirus-induced lockdown. He had last visited West Bengal on March 1. The home minister’s visit next week assumes immense significance as West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has been criticising the “worsening” law and order situation in the state.

State BJP leaders have also been demanding imposition of President’s Rule, citing “breakdown of the rule of law”. Dhankhar had on Thursday met Shah in New Delhi and discussed the “state of affairs” in West Bengal.

On the organisational front, Shah’s visit comes just days after the party’s state unit witnessed a major organisational change, as incumbent state general secretary (organisation) Subrata Chattopadhyay was removed and his deputy Amitava Chakraborty was elevated to the post by the central leadership. After having a limited presence in the politically polarised state for decades, the BJP emerged as the main rival to the ruling Trinamool Congress, winning 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal in the 2019 general elections.

With the BJP’s strength increasing manifold in the state in the last few years, where it has never been in power, party leaders have exuded confidence that it will end Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s 10-year rule in the assembly elections.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Centre approves amalgamation of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with DBS Bank India Ltd

Govt to soon come out with model tenancy law

‘Jallikattu’ is India’s official Oscar entry

Fee on money transfers for US, doesn’t apply to India: Google Pay

Will cooperate with CBI probe in disproportionate assets case: DKShi

Even if BJP arrests me, I will ensure TMC victory in polls from jail: Mamata

Jailed RJD supremo trying to poach NDA MLAs, alleges Sushil Modi

Related Articles More

Govt to soon come out with model tenancy law

Cabinet approves Rs 6,000 cr infusion in National Investment and Infrastructure Fund debt platform

Amid ruckus, BJP’s Vijay Sinha elected Bihar Assembly Speaker

Kerala court grants Customs custody of Sivasankar in gold smuggling case

Even if BJP arrests me, I will ensure TMC victory in polls from jail: Mamata


A bike rider dies in a lorry crash : The scene of the accident was captured on CCTV

Moodbidri: Four people drowned in Shambhavi river

1348 new vented dams in K’taka’s coastal districts: J.C. Madhu Swamy

Karavali gets introduced to Japanese ‘kokedama’ art

Road Ashram’ campaign to study the effects of the novel coronavirus

Latest Additions

Centre approves amalgamation of Lakshmi Vilas Bank with DBS Bank India Ltd

Cyclone Nivar: SWR cancels Bengaluru-Chennai trains

Govt to soon come out with model tenancy law

Sensex plunges 695 pts on profit-booking; Nifty drops below 12,900

‘Jallikattu’ is India’s official Oscar entry

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.